Industrial engineering

Presentation

When they join the Masters program or integrated further training, engineering students can choose a course provided by the Industrial Engineering Department in order to develop skills in industrial production and innovation.

The two-year Masters program 

The 1st year of the Masters program (2nd year of the engineering curriculum) essentially consists of core subjects, leading in the 2nd year (3rd year of the engineering curriculum) to 4 options: Each option is structured around a project (at least 3 days a week) commissioned by an industrial partner, while targeted courses provide students with the necessary theoretical foundations.

  • The innovation option consists of a one-year project in a multidisciplinary international design team, working on a real-world brief provided by an industrial client. This program, named ME310, takes place in partnership with the network’s universities, including Stanford, a pioneer in the academic formalization of design thinking, the innovative discipline underpinning this industrial engineering program.
  • The supply chain development option is conducted in partnership with the Mastère Spécialisé® in Supply Chain Design & Management
  • The production option focuses on the specificities of production tools (experimental plan and work on a technological platform).
  • The data analytics option focuses on Big Data methodologies as applied to the Supply Chain. It is conducted in partnership with the IMI Department.

Other possibilities

Other possibilities are available in the 2nd year of the Masters program (3rd year of the engineering program) to students who present a specific personal plan, e.g.:

  • a year of specialization in another ParisTech school;
  • a double degree abroad for students who have completed the 1st year in the engineering program at École des Ponts ParisTech;
  • an MBA.

Integrated further training

The programs for normaliens and polytechniciens who join the Industrial Engineering Department on integrated further training are set up individually depending on the students’ existing skills and career plans, drawing on the range of options available in the two-year Masters program. The programs for military engineers reflect their specific obligations.

Program

When they join the Masters program or integrated further training, engineering students can choose a course provided by the Industrial Engineering Department in order to develop skills in industrial production and innovation.

The courses run by the Industrial Engineering Department 

The Industrial Engineering Department teaches a core curriculum in the first year of the Masters program. In the final year, students can pursue a general program in industrial engineering or choose to focus on one of the following domains: innovation and supply chain. Find out more:

  • The industrial engineering option in the engineering program: Masters program and additional integrated program
  • Mastère Spécialisé® in Supply Chain Design & Management
  • The ME310 program in Design innovation 

Pedagogical approach

The teaching methods in the program are as follows:

  • classes with case studies, sometimes taught by professionals,
  • department trip, week of induction into the industrial world in the field,
  • “Industrial careers” seminar, consisting of lectures delivered by working managers,
  • team projects on behalf of companies,
  • a personalized curriculum that offers broad opportunities at École des Ponts ParisTech but also in ParisTech schools and with the Department’s international partners,
  • support based on a method of professional development, to find the “ideal position” for the individual student’s personality.

The Industrial Engineering program prepares students for jobs in industry, for the management of multidisciplinary projects in various industrial sectors, and in consultancy and engineering activities associated with industry.

Access to a wide variety of sectors

  • luxury goods
  • automotive
  • aerospace
  • electronics
  • cosmetics
  • energy
  • pharmaceuticals
  • food
  • construction
  • telecommunications

In management positions 

These professions are a fast track to management positions in large global industrial corporations:

  • industrial management
  • procurement management 
  • supply chain management 
  • heading a strategic business unit 
  • director of strategy and development
  • brand management 
  • management of a geographical area or activities in a country/zone 

The Department’s position at the interface of two sectors – product innovation and design on the one hand, production and supply chain on the other – offers exceptional career opportunities, not only in terms of job mobility, but also mobility between sectors and between countries.

Contacts

Fabrice BONNEAU
Head of the Department

Aurélie DELEMARLE
Academic director
Tel. : 01 64 15 39 61

Sandrine GUILLERM
Inspector of studies
Tel. : 01 64 15 39 54

Aurélie MORTIER
Manager assistant
Tel. : 01 64 15 39 17